For most of us, October marks the change of season, when the leaves fall or the blossoms bloom. With fluctuating temperatures, the clothes you have may no longer be enough. Here are some of the best newly-rated brands if you need to fill some gaps in your wardrobe.
October’s Best Newly Rated Brands
Arnsdorf is a Melbourne and New York-based label by designer Jade Sarita Arnott, who brings a background in sculpture to her sharp but feminine designs. Arnsdorf uses some eco-friendly textiles such as organic cotton, Tencel and hemp, and minimises waste by producing only small runs of each line. It’s clothes are all made in-house in Melbourne and it traces most of its supply chain.
Proudly feminist and designed for women on the go, go as u.r is a Belgian activewear and vegan beauty label. Using materials derived from plastic waste, go as u.r is streetwise and sustainable. Every go as u.r purchase helps support their partnership with the NGO W4, which empowers women through education, microfinance, access to ICTs, e-Mentoring and networking.
Lucy and Yak lies at the crossroads of 1970s self-sufficiency culture and an androgynous urban futurescape. Their signature corduroy dungarees and oversized boilersuits come in a rainbow of colours. The label started when its founders began sewing things on a beach on New Zealand during a stint travelling the world. Now UK-based, with fans in every corner of the globe, Lucy and Yak’s clothes are handmade using eco-friendly materials and low-impact dyes.
Made the slow way in California, Mickey and Jenny is a womenswear label that’s as elegant as it is sustainable. Think slinky slips in champagne and pastel tones, along with smart blazers and shorts for the office. Mickey and Jenny use eco-friendly materials such as tencel and uses low-impact dyes.
Based in the UK, but with a spirit that’s sipping a cocktail on the beach in Bali or Ibiza, We are Nativ is a luxury swimwear brand that’s made from the eco-material econyl. We are nativ’s bold, futuristic designs are assembled in their own factory, with only short runs to ensure minimum waste and a high chance the wearer will stand out from the crowd.
Most requested, more work to do
As always, there are some brands that don’t make the grade. These are some of the well-known high street names that you’ve asked us to look at, but are sadly ‘Not Good Enough’ :
- Helly Hansen
We are always looking out for more brands to rate at Good On You.
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Check back next month for another selection of awesome brands that are doing their bit for People, Planet and Animals.
Feature image via Lucy and Yak. Other images via brands mentioned.